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America, Leading the World in Wind Power

Wind Power, Wind Turbines, America Leading Wind Power

Recently the world saw a switch in global leadership in renewable wind power. For years Germany has lead the way in wind production, but now nations must say achtung to the United States as being on the cutting edge of wind technology. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, the United States increased their wind power capacity by 29 percent. This increase is an additional 8.4 gigawatt into the national power grid. The increase, more than any other nation, gives the United States 20.8 percent of the world total installed power base. Germany's installed wind power base accounts for 18.9 percent of the total world production.

California is doing its part to make sure that America stays in the lead. On Thursday French-backed renewable energy company enXco premiered a new wind powered power plant in Susin City, California. Energy production from this facility will produce 150 megawatts, which will be doubled in the next three years. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has signed a twenty year lease of the facility in an effort to meet new state guidelines for renewable energy production.... read more

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